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Jaguars President Mark Lamping Apologizes To City For Anthem Kneeling In London

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Jacksonville Jaguars president Mark Lamping has apologized to the city of Jacksonville’s director of military affairs chief for several players’ decision to kneel during the national anthem in their game against the Baltimore Ravens in London back in September.

Bill Spann, the city’s director of military affairs and veterans department, received a letter from Lamping on October 6th stating that the organization did not fully consider the furor that would result from those actions.

The entire Jaguars team stood for ‘God Save the Queen’.

Spann forwarded the letter to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry on Monday afternoon (h/t ESPN).

“It bears repeating that we were in remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration occurring on foreign soil has had on the men and women who have or continue to serve our country,” Lamping wrote. “Similarly, we today can better appreciate how standing for God Save The Queen may have been viewed negatively by our armed forces here in Jacksonville and beyond. As covered during our conversation on Thursday, this was an oversight and certainly not intended to send a message that would disparage you, our flag or our nation. The notion never entered the minds of our players or anyone affiliated with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but today we can understand how the evens in London on September 24 could have been viewed or misinterpreted. We owe you an apology and hope you will accept it.”

The league, NFLPA representatives and team owners are meeting this week to discuss anthem protests and whether the league will implement a rule mandating that all players stand during the anthem.

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  1. You're a coward

    October 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Stand up for your players, you coward

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Bengals Place Tyler Kroft On IR

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The Cincinnati Bengals have placed tight end Tyler Kroft on injured reserve, effectively ending his season, as he will be unable to return from a broken bone in his foot, as the team had hoped, according to ESPN’s Katherine Terrell.

In a corresponding move, the Bengals promoted linebacker Brandon Bell off of their practice squad to fill the roster spot made available when Kroft was sent to IR.

Kroft, who is in a contract year, is expected to be healthy in time for free agency in the spring.

Kroft hauled in 42 passes for 404 yards and seven touchdowns while filling in for Tyler Eifert in the 2017 season.

 

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Broncos’ Max Garcia Suffers Torn ACL

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Denver Broncos guard Max Garcia will miss the rest of the regular season after he suffered a torn ACL, according to 9News’ Mike Klis.

At the time of this report there were no details available pertaining to how or when Garcia tore his ACL, but the assumption is that he suffered the season ending injury sometime during practice this week.

Garcia complained of discomfort in his knee following practice on Thursday and an MRI revealed the ACL injury.

Garcia, 27, took over starting duties when Ronald Leary went down with injury.

 

 

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Ravens Designate Kenneth Dixon For Return

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The Baltimore Ravens have designated running back Kenneth Dixon for return from the injured reserve and he officially returned to practice on Friday, according to an official team announcement.

Dixon was initially placed on injured reserve back in early September after he suffered a knee injury during Week 1 action, but the team expected that he would be able to return to action later in the season.

While on injured reserve, Dixon served a six game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

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